There is some current discussion about moving the raid nights around within the guild but until that is sorted the raid nights are still Wednesday/Friday. On the 5th September (yes this is now a week after we started) we headed into the bowels of the Heart of Darkness to begin the slaughter of G’huun and his minions.
This is us gathered in the main room before we started. Don’t we all look like Champions of the Horde?
I had asked Pracey if he was planning on streaming the raids and he was pretty excited to do so, it makes me happy since I can’t. I am yet to test out streaming with my 4G connection. I might try this weekend. You can watch the entire 2 hour session if you like below, but Pracey has since broken it up into the boss fight sections to make it easier to digest.
We did so well!! So so so so so so so well. In truth, I had only read the first 2 bosses as I had not really expected to get past the first one, not because we couldn’t but just because I figured in the excitement we would be all over the shop and suck.
Can I just say though, we one shot the first boss Taloc? We walked in, got a run down from our amazingly epic raid leader Jason, the tanks communicated with us and each other, the healers worked their cool downs and most of the DPS stayed alive.
Then BOOM. He dropped like a sack of potatoes.
We all were sort of dumb founded. Like…”oh…um…he ded boss!?!? What we do no mon?”.
I think the worst part of this boss was the section in between when we had to move around the outside and kill the little blobs. Picking the right speed at which to move was handled really well by the tanks. Otherwise it was not bad overall, being prepared for what was going to happen was definitely of benefit. It was a nice entry level for this.
The second boss: M.O.T.H.E.R was a surprise. Apparently her name is an acronym of something, Brian found it on the night but I can’t locate it now. She is a cow. An absolute cow. The physical damage was pretty hefty for the tanks (extra healing at the end of the first barrier transition helped with our kill) and the barrier/adds were an issue for the first couple of people who jumped through due to mandatory interrupts. We had a couple of casts getting through. Jason changed the groups a couple of times to get a small enough size through without causing too many adds at once and raid wide damage. Even after seeing the fight I am still a little confused about the fight, but maybe after a couple more runs where I am not trying to watch my feet will make it better.
After 5 or 6 attempts, we got gutsy and just kept pushing through to the last room, I guess as practise. In the last room, she started losing health very quickly and the healing was super easy according to the team. Lana our feral druid beared up and started tanking after we lost both, Jason made a noise on voice like he was about to call a wipe, Lana went down and I have no idea who started tanking at that point. But after a couple of seconds she dropped target and again we were all like..”errrr…boss be ded mon…how did that happen?” Apparently she only needs to get to 10% hahah! There were less than a handful of us at the end just trying to keep going. I am super glad we did though 🙂
On we marched. The Fetid Devourer next. We pulled the boss accidentally clearing trash, we ran screaming like babies 🙂 I liked this fight except for when he sucks in his breath because it is so much wider than you think it is.
Overall much easier than MOTHER in my opinion and will not be hard to learn. It is very tank heavy again, Jason asked me to go bear briefly. I took one hit and died.
We had a brief look at the next boss after having cleared trash to the wrong one, just to see the fight, which doesn’t feel as bad as it is written. The green cloud of gas being the worst bit imho because it was super hard to see. I think we got him to about 50% on our one and only attempt for the night.
Overall first raid was good! We did 3 bosses in a couple of hours sight unseen for most of us bar watching videos. It was a fun night – I even blew of karate just to be there for the guild’s first raid.